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|View Poll Results: How long can you live without the internet...?|
|I just use it occassionaly.. my life is far too busy really||3||10.71%|
|I use it daily, it keeps me sane out here in the sticks||4||14.29%|
|I use it daily, I was born to procrastinate||12||42.86%|
|My life is online, I simply can't live without it||4||14.29%|
|pass the toffees quick, I can't sit here all day||5||17.86%|
|Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll|
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|17-02-2017, 01:01 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 08:50 PM
Join Date: May 2011
How long can you live without the internet...?
One of the first things I do every morning is switch on the PC so I can browse while I'm having a cuppa... the modern man's morning paper I guess. Does my life revolve around my PC..? Too much I think, though not as much as it does for some.
Last edited by Neo : 17-02-2017 at 01:09 PM.
|17-02-2017, 01:57 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 08:28 PM
Join Date: Feb 2017
Addicted to social networking, Skype, email, mindless browsing and reading articles. I'd go loopy without it. Mobile internet is a lifeline to the world outside of Myanmar for me. I'd probably slide into mild to moderate depression without it due to feeling more isolated.
|17-02-2017, 02:11 PM||#6 (permalink)|
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Last Online: Today 09:51 PM
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: I'm Dead
Have net on all day whilst in Thailand,living in a village I'd go nuts without it.
Back in UK don't get much time these days,only work related, though still look but don't do forums etc.
|17-02-2017, 03:36 PM||#9 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 06:22 PM
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Palace Far from Worries
|17-02-2017, 06:58 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2014
Can't imagine what would become of those dependent, dullard, and catatonic populations/character if the interwebs were to cease tomorrow..
One's stimulation and imagination/thought threshold has been long compromised and remade -
|17-02-2017, 07:24 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 09:04 PM
Join Date: Nov 2016
My internet clock has it at 4:23 PM in Jidda.
I remember when wifi and adsl were down for a few days after a lightning storm last year. One bolt fried the router.
I was moping a bit till I remembered I had downloaded and stored some porn.
|17-02-2017, 08:29 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2005
I don't want internet on my iPhone. As poor as local cable tv is, it pulls me out of the computer chair for a couple of hours in the evening. I always read myself to sleep for at least an hour...so, in all, not totally addicted...but I do start to sweat if I'm in the middle of a project and the internet goes down...
Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd
|17-02-2017, 09:29 PM||#17 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Behind a fake IP address
Now, if you are one of those who are prone to walking down the street staring at your screen and crashing into things, or not driving forward when the light turns green due to the distraction, then maybe you should not.
|17-02-2017, 09:33 PM||#18 (permalink)|
At home yes, never really bother 'surfing' on the train or out and about, too lazy and I often leave my glasses at home.
An old mate used to have all these spying conspiracy theories and called it the 'inter-threat' and suggested I try going without for a month.
After two weeks I was climbing the fucking walls, bored shitless. Some would suggest my life is empty and shallow because of that, and yes, they would be correct indeed.
|17-02-2017, 09:55 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 09:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Beautiful fire breathing money machines every where I look
Every day all day tbh. News, streaming movies, downloading entertainment, social media, phone calls, job searches and playing games. I went home to see my Dad for a fortnight and he had no WIFI in his house so I spent a lot of time in the local drinking instead.
|17-02-2017, 10:15 PM||#21 (permalink)|
With the tv full of adverts every 5 minutes, I often can't be bothered, I'll watch what I want later.
Adblock Plus ensures I can usually surf freely without hindrance.
|17-02-2017, 11:57 PM||#22 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 08:17 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stuck in Bavaria
|18-02-2017, 07:20 AM||#23 (permalink)|
Last Online: Today 08:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Naypyidaw, Myanmar
I use it every evening for 3 hours on online teaching using Skype video. I teach mostly Vietnamese kids in Hanoi (so I guess their internet connection is not always good). I'm in the middle of Myanmar, which only 'discovered' the internet a few years back. So trying to get a stable and fast internet connection is like looking for a virgin in Pattaya.
If my hotel wi-fi is not up to speed, I run down the road to the 5-star hotel next door, buy a coffee and use their wi-fi.
If both hotels have no wi-fi, then I fall back on my mobile phone 3g connection. Since the speed can vary according to time of day and network, I actually have a data SIM installed for each of the 3 mobile networks (Ooredoo, Telenor, MPT).
My speednet Android app tells me which network is mostly likely to support a call.
This evening, I was away from the hotel (school staff party), but still had to do an online lesson. Boy, did I struggle to keep the connection up on Skype. I ditched the video and was hopping between all 3 mobile networks.....
Still, I managed to earn my $$$ for the night (well, maybe $)
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